"One person can tip the balance above 50% in Congress to change a vote on a law that would be in your favor to a vote against you. Go to war or not. Increase taxes or not....Would you flip a coin to go to war, or impose new laws on yourself or others?"
A first time Thinkers' Club event, local author and past chairman of United We Stand America, Jamil T Kazoun will present his thought-provoking book A Second American Revolution: Creating Rational Government (2006) in person at the Twinsburg Public Library with an open discussion and debate to follow. Mr. Kazoun argues that the US current system of representative democracy has - in fact - little resemblance to the consensus of the masses. The American public is increasingly more alientated from the legislative process and dissatisfied by the results. Loopholes and flaws in our democratic system allow politicans to hide unfavorable changes without exposure or popular support in larger bills in what Kazoun terms a "barter system rather than a merit system" of lawmaking. Kazoun proposes that laws be made with proportional consideration.
Does Mr. Kazoun's idea of proportional lawmaking solve the problem of increasing voter apathy? How could such a system be implemented? Come and enchange your thoughts with the author first-hand!